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Escapades in Mind-Expansion and Cultural Misadventures. Mindrolling Podcast is about coming unstuck and the recent history of awoken awareness. It’s about the intersection of culture, consciousness and realization with Raghu Markus.

    Ep. 545 – Becoming Gandhi with Perry Garfinkel

    Ep. 545 – Becoming Gandhi with Perry Garfinkel

    Reflecting on Gandhi’s principles, Raghu and Perry Garfinkel discuss sainthood, imperfection, and continued service to others.

    Get your copy of Perry’s book, Becoming Gandhi, HERE

    This time on Mindrolling, Perry and Raghu talk about: Bob Dylan, Jazz, and music as a portalPerry’s journey to India looking for Neem Karoli BabaFollowing the footsteps of Mahatma GandhiHow sainthood does not mean you are enlightenedPolarized views of Gandhi and controversy based on gender, race, etc.Acting out empathy in compassionate waysThe six principles of truth, vegetarianism, non-violence, simplicity, faith, and celibacyRe-introducing Gandhi to the next generationSeparating the idea of faith from any rigid religious dogmaTrusting our own unique experiencesAbout Perry Garfinkel:

    Perry Garfinkel is an author and has been a contributor to the New York Times since 1986, specializing in travel and cultural trends. A veteran journalist who has covered the overlap of East and West for more than thirty years for many major publications, he has been falling on and off the meditation cushion for just as long. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard. Visit him on his website and check out his book offerings HERE.

    “My message in my book is that you do not have to become Gandhi, ridiculously disciplined. But, if you just turn the dial down or up in certain areas, life is about trying to improve yourself.” – Perry Garfinkel

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 544 – Down for the Cause with Bruce "Badri" Margolin

    Ep. 544 – Down for the Cause with Bruce "Badri" Margolin

    Discussing his memoir, Down for the Cause, Bruce “Badri” Margolin talks with Raghu about his work in drug reform and meeting Ram Dass, Tim Leary, and Neem Karoli Baba.

    Grab your copy of Down for the Cause HERE

    This week on Mindrolling, Bruce and Raghu talk about: What propelled Bruce on his journey as a lawyerBruce’s first marijuana defense caseThe Campaign to Abolition Marijuana Prohibition (C.A.M.P.)When Bruce received Be Here Now from his therapistBruce’s travels through Greece, Ethiopia, India and moreHow Bruce met Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba in IndiaReadjusting to the western worldBruce’s work in defending Tim Leary’s caseAbout Bruce Margolin:

    Bruce Margolin is an American criminal defense attorney who specializes in marijuana and drug laws. Bruce defended Timothy Leary and is renowned for his work in Marijuana decriminalization. Since 1973, Bruce has served as the executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). He is also the writer of the Margolin Guide to Marijuana Law and Down for the Cause. Follow Bruce on Instagram.

    “Bruce has had the blessing to take such a huge role in helping change one of the most draconian laws that has been in existence.” – Raghu Markus

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    • 44 min
    Ep. 543 – The Awakened Brain with Dr. Lisa Miller

    Ep. 543 – The Awakened Brain with Dr. Lisa Miller

    Reflecting on spirituality and synchronicity, Dr. Lisa Miller talks with Raghu about the capacity to have an awakened mind and heart.

    Get your copy of Dr. Miller’s book, The Awakened Brain, HERE

    This time on Mindrolling, Dr. Lisa and Raghu talk about: Dr. Miller’s synchronistic connection with Ram DassIdentifying threads of lived, spiritual human life in clinical psychologyBeing born with the capacity to awakenCultivating our relationship to the transcendentThe difference between a spiritual experience and a fully integrated spiritual lifeAn awakened heart and mind as a protective factor against despairThe mental health epidemic in our countryTrust and moments of unconditional loveRadical love on Dr. Lisa’s journey to parenthoodHow suffering brings us closer to GodAbout Dr. Lisa Miller:

    Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she founded the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program in spirituality and psychology. She is also the Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality and Founder and Former Co-Editor of the APA journal, Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Dr Miller is the books The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child. Learn more about Dr. Miller on her website.

    "No matter what religion we are born with or not born with, we are all born with a natural capacity in our brain to be in a transcendent relationship, number one, and number two, to feel power and love and guidance of that transcendent relationship as we turn towards one another.” – Dr. Lisa Miller

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    • 59 min
    Ep. 542 – Naturally Arising Compassion with RamDev Dale Borglum

    Ep. 542 – Naturally Arising Compassion with RamDev Dale Borglum

    RamDev, host of Healing at the Edge podcast, joins Raghu for a conversation on compassion and openness of the heart.

    This week on Mindrolling, RamDev and Raghu discuss:RamDev’s background in mathematics and recognizing patternsHow people in the West are not as embodied as in the EastThe first three chakras of fear, guilt, and shamePsychedelics and other dimensions of realityGoing beyond separatenessCompassion and non-dual practicesTaming the monkey-mindSub ek and quantum entanglementStories about Maharaj-ji’s mystical existenceHope for the future and allowing our hearts to be vulnerableA meditation around inclusivity through compassionAbout RamDev:

    Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of The Living/Dying Project. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illness and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility for people who wished to die consciously in the United States, The Dying Center. He has taught and lectured extensively on the topics of spiritual support for those with life-threatening illness, on caregiving as a spiritual practice, and on healing at the edge, the edge of illness, of death, of loss, of crisis. Check out RamDev’s podcast, Healing at the Edge, on the Be Here Now Network.

    Learn more about The Living/Dying Project at livingdying.org

    “In Buddhism, they say that when the mind is totally awakened, naturally arising compassionate activity occurs. You don’t have to try to be compassionate, you are compassion. Compassion is not even an emotion, it’s a state of openness of the heart in relationship to suffering.” – RamDev

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 541 – Being at Home in Yourself with Tracy Cochran, Editor of Parabola Magazine

    Ep. 541 – Being at Home in Yourself with Tracy Cochran, Editor of Parabola Magazine

    Tracy Cochran and Raghu talk about living our way to wisdom and being at home in ourselves through presence.

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    In this episode, Tracy and Raghu chat about:Living our way to wisdomThe knowledge that the world offers usRam Dass and Fierce GraceTracy’s experience being attackedBeing seen with eyes of love and compassionThe power of forgivenessHeartfulness and living within the truest parts of ourselvesCourage and the willingness to be openAbout Tracy Cochran:

    Tracy Cochran is a writer and meditation teacher. She is the author of Presence: The Art of Being at Home in Yourself, which is available on the Shambhala Publications website and on Amazon. She is the editorial director of Parabola, an acclaimed quarterly magazine that draws on the world’s cultural and wisdom traditions to explore the questions that all humans share. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, O Magazine, New York Magazine, Boston Review, and in many book anthologies and podcasts. Learn more about Tracy on her website.

    Get your copy of Tracy’s book, Presence: The Art of Being at Home in Yourself, HERE

    “We have to live our way to wisdom…The world offers us so much, but it’s something we live our way into. We live our own stories, our own challenges.” – Tracy Cochran




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 540 – Psychedelic Revival with Sean Lawlor

    Ep. 540 – Psychedelic Revival with Sean Lawlor

    Psychedelic therapist and author Sean Lawlor chats with Raghu about shifting the paradigm through the healing power of psychedelics.

    Pre-order your copy of Sean’s book, Psychedelic Revival, HERE

    In this trip on Mindrolling, Sean and Raghu take us through:Sean’s awakening through psychedelicsThe inter-connectivity of all thingsPsychedelic assisted therapyIndigenous uses of plant medicine and musicStories of Maria Sabina’s sacred ceremoniesChanging our negative habits and ways of beingTrusting ourselves to follow our inner guideRecreational use versus spiritual useHistorical trauma and polarizationAbout Sean Lawlor:

    Sean is an author, therapist, and developer of online course content. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from Chatham University and completed a 3-year Master’s program in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University. Sean’s new book, Psychedelic Revival: Toward a New Paradigm of Healing, is currently available for preorder in print and digital formats. Learn more about Sean on his website.

    “My most impactful and powerful psychedelic experiences have been outside of a therapy office and outside of a group, community kind of setting.” – Sean Lawlor

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    • 1 hr 2 min

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Absolutely love this podcast and all the be here now network podcast . Brings me so much peace and perspective while I drive and work. 💗Ram Ram.

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Always insightful guests. Too bad they don’t get to speak much as Ragu always over talks all conversations.

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Personally, I look forward to hearing Raghu’s introductions on the Ram Dass podcast. I wouldn’t take it personally, that some object. Since I’ve been listening a while, It feels like Raghu brought the gift of these lectures to us in the first place. And it lends structure. The Leper/Banana story showed Raghu is quite self critical, all the while doing his best to spread the love.

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